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by dal-t
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: seeking tandem turnout template
Replies: 18
Views: 3614

Re: seeking tandem turnout template

Martin,

This may be a question better put in Templot Club than here (but I'm logged in now so I'll ask it anyway!) - how did you work out the second turnout had to be an A-7? Is it one of those things you just have to know, or am I missing something obvious (I usually do)?
by dal-t
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 236
Views: 58315

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

Once that is built I can move onto the roof seats and any other interior parts


Can't wait for the roof seats - must have been pretty windy up there ...
by dal-t
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Bridge arch question
Replies: 12
Views: 2877

Re: Bridge arch question

Ah, fooled by a slope - thanks for clearing that up! I do love sighting panels (guilty as charged, m'lud, of blatantly over-using them whenever the possibility presents). Obviously that bridge was custom-made for one of my static dioramas ...
by dal-t
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Bridge arch question
Replies: 12
Views: 2877

Re: Bridge arch question

At the risk of spreading confusion where there should be none, am I right in thinking the photo shows a bridge with a (slight) skew, but the drawing is square-on?
by dal-t
Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Hessle Haven - a model of a railway
Replies: 74
Views: 24968

Re: Hessle Haven - a model of a railway

Still o/t, but just have to say I've always thought the Desert Air Force camo suits a Spit best. High Speed Silver I'm not so sure about.
by dal-t
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Serjt-Dave
Topic: Happy Chappies
Replies: 2
Views: 1388

Re: Happy Chappies

A fine set of shovellors and steerers, if I may say so. What paints did you use? I've been doing a bit of dabbling with Xtracrylics and have been surprised that they're behaving better than Humbrol enamels in the little local chaleur we're having over here at the moment.
by dal-t
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Platform clearance
Replies: 10
Views: 3390

Re: Platform clearance

That does look like a photo to be a bit wary of - the mortar between the bluebrick bulls (and, indeed, the stretchers below them) seems very recent, so I suspect the platform edge had a fair amount of 'tidying-up' sometime after the tracks were lifted. Overhanging edges do represent an ongoing maint...
by dal-t
Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Ulpha Light Railway
Replies: 188
Views: 35659

Re: The Ulpha Light Railway

Based on many years swearing and cursing at narrow/mixed gauge layouts with 00-9, 12mm and 14mm track, I would say by all means keep any Peco 9mm plain track, if you can stand the 'crazy' sleepers (I think they do a 'mainline' version now, but assume yours is the original), but ditch any Peco turnou...
by dal-t
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: London Road Models temporary business disruption
Replies: 9
Views: 3149

Re: London Road Models temporary business disruption

Yes, do please let him know there are many of us hoping he makes a full and speedy recovery (and not just for business reasons - one of the (few) things I miss from UK exhibitions is the chance to chat with him). Sending all the positive thoughts I can muster at short notice, more to follow when the...
by dal-t
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Guy Rixon
Topic: The LNWR brown train
Replies: 23
Views: 5183

Re: The LNWR brown train

Guy, not an area of my expertise, but worth posing the question on the LNW Soc forum for Philip or A N Other to help you (if Jol doesn't pop along in a minute with the answer). I confess I can't really see from the drawing how the necessary articulation for curves and gradient changes would work on ...
by dal-t
Wed May 16, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: North Norfolk
Topic: Taking Shape?
Replies: 5
Views: 2346

Re: Taking Shape?

Looks like someone got their No 1 and No 2 radius curves mixed up ...
by dal-t
Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Construction of a Test Track
Replies: 611
Views: 108137

Re: Track Construction for a Test Track

Surely passing motors affecting trackside servos is a deliberate attempt to replicate the real railway - isn't that why signalboxes have to be encased in Faraday cases on overhead electrified lines?
by dal-t
Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Soldering mazak
Replies: 15
Views: 4142

Re: Sildering mazak

Yes Philip, that is one of the really "staggering" things about RMweb - repetition and circular arguments. One of the things which really, really annoys me is the unwarranted urge among some posters to quote things in their entirety, so you get the same posts duplicated or even triplicate...
by dal-t
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: East Midlands Area Group
Topic: NAG meeting 22nd March 2018 (film night "weathering")
Replies: 3
Views: 1075

Re: NAG meeting 22nd March 2018 (film night "weathering")

The shortage of Humbrol metallics is due to the fire earlier this year at Rustins' (Humbrol sub-contractors) warehouse, so tins are indeed like hens' teeth at present. Alternatives suggested in other places (not the usual one!) include Games Workshop (if you can figure out their naming 'system'!) or...
by dal-t
Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: English Goods Sheds
Replies: 4
Views: 1883

Re: English Goods Sheds

The publication is posted on Historic England's website, and their terms and conditions allow reproduction by an individual for personal use. If you prefer to obtain your very own perfectly legal pre-printed 'hard copy' it is available from H.E.'s on-line bookshop for £14.99 in paperback. I found it...
by dal-t
Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Scenery and Structures
Topic: 1970s street scenes in colour - full of modelling detail
Replies: 11
Views: 3215

Re: 1970s street scenes in colour - full of modelling detail

There's a lot to be said for Kodachrome, but no-one should presume it gives an accurate colour render. Without getting into the issues of scale effect, you need to add quite a lot more blue and green if you want to portray subjects like these 'realistically'.
by dal-t
Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Parkside Kits
Replies: 42
Views: 8694

Re: Parkside Kits

But there are suggestions that Slaters may begin to supply their models again - and POWSides appear to already be able to provide the PO wagon kits.
by dal-t
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Andy W
Topic: The price of coal these days.....
Replies: 1
Views: 1275

Re: The price of coal these days.....

Probably have to come by special courier as well. No use to me, the local farmers would be bound to blockade it. ;)
by dal-t
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Couplings
Topic: Hinged Alex Jacksons
Replies: 29
Views: 18169

Re: Hinged Alex Jacksons

According to 'Down for Me?' MMRS.co.uk is down at present. Suggest trying later ...
by dal-t
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Crab Comet conversion
Replies: 291
Views: 54661

Re: Crab Comet conversion

I really wish people would post large warning notices on videos like that for those of us with extreme vertigo - tummy butterflies just subsiding after three or four minutes! Useful reminder, though, to stick a suitable attention-grabbing notice on the board for my new test track - FIT BUFFER STOPS ...
by dal-t
Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Engineering, Injuneering and Knitting
Replies: 49
Views: 7818

Re: Engineering, Injuneering and Knitting

Thanks, Terry. Get the picture - think in 1957 I was happily playing with a double oval of OO on the carpet, while now I'm worrying about making an 18* siding for a trio of tank wagons look realistic enough, so it seems the cartoonist has his fingers pretty accurately on my pulse, at least!
by dal-t
Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Engineering, Injuneering and Knitting
Replies: 49
Views: 7818

Re: Engineering, Injuneering and Knitting

Could someone drop a clue as to what that's all about for those of us not in a position to purchase UK magazines (whether we might wish to or not)?
by dal-t
Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: What back to back setting do you use?
Replies: 195
Views: 41261

Re: What back to back setting do you use?

As a dedicated non-engineer I have steadfastly refused to bring my 'O' level physics into this debate - or the 'facts' that I grew up with, in the steam loco era - but I will contribute this from personal experience. Having stood lineside while Brits, Coros and Spaceships all roared past at 90mph+, ...
by dal-t
Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Securing supplies of track components
Replies: 31
Views: 6827

Re: Securing supplies of track components

Really missing that "hear, hear!" button again ...
by dal-t
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1141
Views: 183635

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

I found the usual reason for that with my EM stock was the wheels being fine wrt btb, but not centred on the axle, so the vehicle was trying to 'crab' on straight track, and one or other axle took off at a crossing. I haven't found it such a problem with P4, perhaps because the wheels are nearer the...

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